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Release Date: November 15th, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 15th, 2014

R|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
Cantankerous old buzzard Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) can barely walk down the street of his home in Billings, Mont., without stopping for a drink. So when Woody receives receives a sweepstakes notice in the mail and insists on making a 750-mile trip to Lincoln, Neb., to collect his prize, it falls to baffled son David (Will Forte) to accompany him. During a stop in their Nebraska hometown, word gets out about Woody's fortune, first making him a hero, then later, the target of predatory people.

Cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach, Mary Louise Wilson, Rance Howard, Tim Driscoll

Director: Alexander Payne

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Bona Fide Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: House, Son, Fall, Friendship, Pursuit, Friend, 2010s, Bar, Car, Brooding

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  • What's extraordinary is what happens at the intersection of Mr. Payne's impeccable direction and Mr. Nelson's brilliant script. The odyssey combines, quite effortlessly, prickly combat between father and son. show more

  • [A] wryly poignant and potent comic drama about the bereft state of things in America’s oft-vaunted heartland. show more

  • Nebraska is not a breakneck, screwball farce - although it has its moments, like the comical heist of an air compressor from a farmer's barn. Payne's film is loping. It's deadpan, poignant, absurd. show more

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